Category: ‘Jason Shuman’

The Next Chapter: Leaving Corigin

Last week was my last at Corigin Ventures. Two years ago I was coming off a failed startup and looking for what was to be my first “real job” out of college. Growing up I always knew that I wanted to be entrepreneurial like the rest of my family, but for the first time in […] Read more

Feb, 06, 2017

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Deal Breakers, Part 1: A Red Flag List from Top VCs

Often times VCs write their thoughts on various spaces or what quality traits they look for in companies and Founders. However, not too many VCs have written about what they don’t want to see a.k.a. specific red flags that they have when it comes to Founders and the companies they’re starting. With VCs meeting dozens […] Read more

Dec, 05, 2016

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The Future of Living of Living Part 3: Short-Term and Vacation Rental Market Map

For Part 3 of the Future of Living Series, some VC peers and I decided to dive into the $550B+ vacation and short term rental market. From traditional disruption to companies using AirBnB as a platform for launching their own new businesses, we identified over 60 companies looking to have an impact on the Future of […] Read more

Sep, 08, 2016

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Timing is Everything: 5 Reasons Why Waiting To Raise Your Seed Round Will Pay Off

In this day and age, up-and-coming entrepreneurs can get caught up in the glorification of startups. Too often, first time founders are glued in front of their screens reading TechCrunch and Term Sheet, to learn about the latest funding round announcements. Unfortunately, what many don’t realize is that the work for that funding round happened […] Read more

Jun, 01, 2016

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From Uber driver to venture capitalist

From Uber driver to venture capitalist These are two questions aspiring VCs often ask. While I usually hop on 15-30 minute calls with those looking to learn more, just like my fellow VC colleagues did for me, I thought it might be more impactful to share my experience here. A Forbes article noted that the […] Read more

Apr, 13, 2016

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A Rambling Review: Thoughts on My First Year in Venture and the Future

A couple of weeks ago I celebrated my 25th birthday in South America and I’m now coming up on my one-year anniversary in Venture Capital at Corigin Ventures. Like most milestones in life I believe that it is important to take a step back from your day to day to reflect on things. So that’s […] Read more

Mar, 01, 2016

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When Passion Meets Profession: My Future in Healthcare Investing

It’s not everyday that people get to be passionate about their work, but when someone finds that fit it drives them to do more. Everyday I’m lucky enough to meet entrepreneurs that are trying to tackle big problems, and it’s those that can answer Simon Sinek’s question of “Why” that I believe have a better […] Read more

Nov, 02, 2015

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Platformation Today: An Era of New Platforms and Ways New Companies are Being Formed

Now 6 months into being a VC I figured it was time to create my own term. Platformation. So what is Platformation? Platformation is a period of time and a phenomenon in which products that weren’t initially intended to be platforms undergo a transformation into a platform. It can also include high potential new platforms emerging […] Read more

A Review: 6 Observations from My First 6 Months as a VC

  6 Months ago I made the switch from Entrepreneur to VC and joined Corigin Ventures, an early stage Venture Capital firm in New York. Since then we’ve invested in 5 companies, added a new team member and have seen big wins for some of our portfolio companies (more announcements coming soon!). As I take […] Read more

Sep, 08, 2015

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Art of the Bridge: 4 Advantages to Raising a “Bridge” Round for Entrepreneurs

August is upon us and as some Partners sit on a beach with a pina colada, Entrepreneurs are hard at work scaling their companies and in some cases working towards their next round of funding. Between the Series A crunchand the lack of deals getting done during the summer time at some firms, we’ve come […] Read more

Aug, 03, 2015

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